Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Film makers learn lesson of self awareness from Alec Baldwin tragedy

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The recent film set tragedy on Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” saw cinematographer Halyna Hutchins shot and killed showing the benefit of self-awareness to Australian filmmakers. Young West Australian  Filmmaker, Actor, and Author Sita Bennett, who is co-Director and co-Founder of ‘Lightdance Productions’ together with brother Frank Bennett, said the horror event taught them lessons about the industry they didn't grasp in film school.

Gender, health and racial inequalities tackled by Ferring grant programme

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Forensic analysis of stone age human fertility to better understand why modern-day sperm counts are falling, and a project to support safe birth in rural Ethiopia by providing trained midwives and solar power kits, are among 17 winners of a new Ferring Pharmaceuticals grant programme unveiled today. he wide-ranging programme is designed to tackle inequalities and disparities in reproductive medicine and maternal health, reinforcing Ferring’s ambitious #ProjectFamily Commitment, which supports everyone’s right to build families of every shape and size.

The Society of Publishers in Asia casts 2022 journalism awards finalists

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit firm dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the finalists for the SOPA 2022 Awards (full list). Global, regional and local media outlets submitted over 750 entries in English and Chinese. SOPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary since its founding in Hong Kong in 1982. The annual awards recognizing great journalism in the Asia Pacific region have been given out every year since 1999. This year’s winners will be announced on June 16 at the virtual SOPA Awards Gala and live-streamed on SOPA Asia’s YouTube channel from 7pm Hong Kong time.

Paradigm reports 65% pain reduction in OA patients treated under the US FDA expanded...

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Paradigm submitted an Expanded Access Investigational new drug application (IND) for pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) for the treatment of approximately 10 patients with pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) with concurrent bone marrow lesions where patients have failed to respond to current standard of care.

How global 5G roll out will change the future of smart cities in Australia

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Smart cities are here, and they are getting smarter by the day with the support of 5G. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology and next progression in mobile networks.

Shopify merchants break sales records with $2.9b on Black Friday

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Shopify Inc. announced a record-setting Black Friday sales of nearly $2.9 billion in New Zealand through its close in California. This represents a 21% increase over Black Friday in 2020 when sales by Shopify merchants surged 75% over 2019 driven by COVID-19 lockdowns and is more than double in 2019.

BruntWork’s Chief Executive Officer is riding the remote working wave

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Globally, staff in fast-growing regions, like the Philippines and South America are earning more by working from home for global companies than they could ever earn on-shore. The rules for work have changed for good. At the dawn of the post-pandemic era, office workers woke up, stretched their limbs and shrugged off the remnants of painful memories.

Aussie workers would take a salary cut for better work/life balance

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LinkedIn’s quarterly Workforce Confidence Index report has revealed that a third of Australian workers would consider a small pay cut if the job in question offered better work/life balance, more enjoyable work or a greater sense of fulfillment. Additionally, younger Australian workers are more likely to seek better work/life balance and more enjoyable work.
Do troubling times warrant a new breed of leader? - Just Imagine

Do troubling times warrant a new breed of leader? – Just Imagine

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The qualities of leadership reflect the essence of who a person really is… something to take into consideration in our search for leaders in these troubling times.

Vaccine misinformation in the work place must be nipped in the bud

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As vaccines roll out across the country, there has been an increase in misinformation surrounding it in the form of social media posts, letterbox drops, and even advertisements.